Title and Author: The Tomb of the Sea Witch by Kyle Robert Shultz
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Reason for choice of rating:
While there is still some action/adventure violence, it's less "personal" for a lack of better word. The fact that they are fighting against undead skeletons might make it more scary for very young children, but honestly, I'm more perturbed with flesh and blood badies than walking bones.
I'm really torn on whether I liked this one more or less or the same as the first book in the series.
Things I liked more:
More fantasy creatures (some with large clubs).
Things that the other one did slightly better:
Tighter plot. This one felt as if it took a while longer to get going. Once it did get going it was really good.
This one is more intent on setting up sequels which is not really a negative, but it does leave one looking forward to future adventures more than absorbing the ones to come.
There was one point where a character had a moment of telling the other characters things about themselves that they didn't know which seemed a little less sophisticated than the rest of the story telling.
Things that I liked more or less the same:
Relationships between the characters which are realistic and lack frustrations of people being mean/petty to each other just for the sake of that--while still being reasonably good at pushing each other's buttons.
The humor is still awesome.
So ... probably the same star rating, but this book does feel like it is moving you between events setting up something bigger.
Definitely worth the read, though, and a lot of fun.
People who like a fun adventure with a lot of humor.
Books and movies you would compare this to:
Princess Bride, Grimm (light),
Did you have a favorite character or least favorite character?
Crispin, but the dragon is a close second
What mood did this book leave you in?
Humor, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Mermaid, Adventure, Action
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